The road to Paris
The race to make Thomas Bjorn’s team is on, but which playing schedule will lead players to Paris?
Just as there’s more than one way to skin a cat, there’s also more than one way to qualify for a European Ryder Cup team. Three, to be exact.
You could concentrate on the European Tour, knowing a sustained period of great play will give you a good chance of securing one of the four places on offer via the European Points List. You could focus on the PGA Tour, knowing that a series of strong finishes will give you a good chance of getting one of the four places on offer through the World Points List. Or you could play a schedule that features a similar number of events on both tours, knowing that a fine run of form will give you a good chance of qualifying on one list or the other. But which of these three routes is most likely to ensure a Ryder Cup place? With the event just six months away, we studied the seven Ryder Cups since Europe introduced its current two table qualification system. Here’s what we discovered.
*Europe’s two table system is based on the European Points List and the World Points List. See www.europeantour.com for full details.